11/22/17
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Public Meeting to Discuss Franklin County Landfill’s Expansion Plan

Information Session Scheduled for Dec. 6

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2017, to discuss a proposed expansion of the Franklin County Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s total footprint to 333 acres. The information session will be at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road, Grove City.

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 3851 London Groveport Road, Grove City, and is the applicant for the expansion. The expansion application is for a 50-acre lateral and 175-foot vertical expansion.

Currently, the landfill receives approximately 4,000 tons of waste per day. If approved, the expansion would add 14-30 years of capacity to the landfill, depending on the amount of waste received, increasing the overall lifespan to up to 51 years.

During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain the permitting process and provide an overview of the permit application. The Agency will respond to questions about the proposed lateral and vertical expansion. 

Ohio EPA values public input. Anyone may submit comments and/or request to be on a mailing list to receive notice regarding further action on the expansion application by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or by email to dmwmcomments@epa.ohio.gov. There will be another public hearing and opportunity for public comments when a draft permit is issued for the expansion.

Materials related to this expansion request are available for review at the Ohio EPA Central District Office, 50 West Town St., Columbus, by calling (614) 728-3778 to make an appointment.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.


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